The Magis Auto Body Spray Painting and auto body Respraying Process
Step 1: Set Up
We work in well-ventilated space.
Step 2: Preparation
To prepare for spraying, we use aluminium oxide abrasive paper to rub the surface to be painted down to bare metal applying a rust treatment product were required, following the manufacturer’s instructions and allowing the paint to dry fully.
Step 3: Masking Up
The area to be painted is cleaned and dried up – any traces of dirt or wax is removed using cellulose thinners. Any areas not being painted are masked off using masking tape and masking paper (to avoid hard edges, we increase the area to be painted by moving the masking tape back gradually as we apply each coat of paint).
Step 4: Spraying Primer
The spray can is held approximately 25cm away from the surface to be painted, applying a number of coats of primer at 15-minute intervals until the area is evenly covered. We then go an inch over the original layer of paint to help it blend in, using several light layers of paint.
Step 5: Preparing to Paint
We allow at least 24 hours for the primer to dry thoroughly, then rub down with 1500 grit wet and dry paper until smooth. Then clean the area with warm, soapy water, rinsing until it is fully dry.
Step 6: Applying the Paint
To start painting, we shake the can vigorously for two minutes to ensure the paint is thoroughly mixed. Then apply a number of coats at 15-minute intervals, shaking the can between each one.
Step 7: Metallic Paint
When using a metallic paint colour, we allow the paintwork 24 hours to dry then rub it down with 1200 grit wet and dry paper. In this way it should lose its gloss appearance and take on a dull, matt finish. We then clean with warm, soapy water, rinse and dry.
Step 8: Finishing Off
To Finish off we apply two coats of lacquer, separated by a gap of 15-minutes. If the finish looks patchy, we apply another coat of paint or wait until the surface is completely dry before rubbing it down and starting the lacquering process again.
Magis Auto Body uses high quality paints and lacquers available in the market.